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Title:Foreign direct investment, competition and industry performance PDF Logo
Authors:Bitzer, Jürgen
Görg, Holger
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1416
Abstract:This paper investigates the productivity effects of inward and outward foreign direct investment using industry and country level data for 17 OECD countries over the period 1973 to 2001. Controlling for national and international knowledge spillovers we argue that effects of FDI work through direct compositional effects as well as changing competition in the host country. Our results show that there are, on average, productivity benefits from inward FDI, although we can identify a number of countries which, on aggregate, do not appear to benefit in terms of productivity. On the other hand, a country?s stock of outward FDI is, on average, negatively related to productivity. however, again there is substantial heterogeneity in the effect across OECD countries.
Subjects:Foreign direct investment
Inward FDI
Outward FDI
Productivity
Competition
JEL:F23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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